Mouthbreathing

Breathing through your mouth is not respiration (the key to life and health).

Mouthbreathing can cause the following problems:

Decreased pH during sleep = increased decay and erosion

Nasal congestion

watery/itchy eyes

Allergies

Asthma

Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

Bad breath

Dry cough

Sleep disturbances

Snoring

Tongue thrust and open bite/speech problems

Abnormal swallowing pattern/malocclusion

Abnormal arch development

Ortho relapse

Altered speech

Weak, flaccid lips

Low energy levels

High Stress levels

Addiction to chapstick/lipgloss

Chewing with mouth open

gingivitis/periodontitis

Narrow face

Retrusive Jaw


Why do I mouth breathe?

Airway blockage

Nasal septum deviation

Tongue tied

Allergies

Nasal congestion

Habitual